November is Fall Prevention Month (FPM) and Seniors’ Fall Prevention Awareness Week takes place in the first week of November. Falls are the leading injury-related cause of hospitalization and death for older adults 65 years and above in B.C. Most Falls are predictable and preventable. Fall prevention should focus on promoting independence and activity, and […]
Fall Prevention Awareness Week, Nov 1-7, 2021. Osteofit’s response to COVID-19. Dare we imagine life without the devastating impact of accidental trips and falls? Although we cannot prevent every fall there are steps that can be taken to reduce the injuries that can happen with these common occurrences such as head injuries and fractures. The […]
This report, developed by the Canadian Institute for Health Information, and the accompanying data tables demonstrate a decrease in admissions for accidental falls to both the ED and hospital, between March 1 and September 30, 2020. The report is available in English and French.
The Cost of Injury in Canada 2021 was created by Parachute in collaboration with the BC Injury Research and Prevention Unit, and quantifies the cost of different types of injuries – including seniors falls – from a societal perspective, including costs related to deaths, hospitalization, ER visits as well as disability. The report is available […]
It’s the end of November, and almost the end of Canada’s Seniors’ Fall Prevention Awareness Month 2019. Can you tell the difference between a seniors’ fall prevention myth and fact? Learn the truth about the most common seniors’ fall prevention myths. Myth: Falls just happen when you get older, and there’s nothing you can do […]